When you are enrolled, DriveEasy tracks your real driving habits and provides you with an individualized score and driving tips. These can be used to help you become a better driver.
This is a discount that GEICO offers for users who are participating in DriveEasy to become a safer driver in select states (see state availability). If you are interested in joining the program, give us a call at (877) 273-1307.
DriveEasy is currently available to eligible GEICO policyholders in the state of Pennsylvania. Stay tuned for additional states!
Automatically. Once you initially adjust your settings when you install the application, you don't need to open or close DriveEasy on your trips! DriveEasy remains in a dormant state, until driving-like behavior is detected.
Once your trip ends, the app will upload the data to the cloud. DriveEasy cloud processes the data and sends trip information and scores back to your smartphone.
DriveEasy uses technology that tracks movement, relies on your phone's sensors, and uses your GPS location. It will identify when you're a passenger in the car and/or when you're on a bus or train so your trip does not count in your score. DriveEasy will only count trips when you're the driver. As a reminder, if you pass your phone to a passenger after getting in the car, then the app will still consider their use of your phone as distracted driving.
If DriveEasy misclassifies the trip type (Driver, Passenger, or Not a Car), you are able to correct the trip. See How do I correct my driver status?
On occasion, DriveEasy may misclassify a trip type (Driver, Passenger, or Not a Car). If this happens, correct the trip's driver status by selecting View All Trips from the Last Drive card. Then, select the trip with the incorrect driver status. Once you've selected the trip, click on the driver status selector (marked Driver, Passenger, or Not A Car), and select the correct status.
This happens very rarely, so you'll usually have nothing to do after your trip! If it does, your location services may have been off or your trip was considered short (less than a mile). Make sure your location services are on. If we should have tracked your trip, let us know by reporting the issue in the Feedback feature in the app menu.
The app will often miss the first ¼ mile of a trip because it makes sure you really are on a trip before collecting GPS information. If the trip was longer and we should have tracked your trip, let us know by reporting the issue in the Feedback feature in the app menu.
You only need to log into the app once! You should remain logged in to ensure that your trips are tracked. You do not have to keep DriveEasy open for trips to be recorded.
DriveEasy tracks two types of distracted driving behaviors, handheld phones calls and active phone use.
|Type||Counted in score?|
|Hands Free Phone Calls||NO|
|Handheld Phone Calls||YES|
|Active Phone Use
(e.g., holding it, tapping)
|Passive Phone Use
(e.g., inmount, screen on)
Reminder: Active phone use is touching your phone for any reason (GPS, minimizing screens, unlocking your phone, etc) and could negatively impact your driving score since all of these actions can be distracting you from driving! This also includes other passengers using your phone since the app cannot distinguish who is using the phone during the trip.
Distracted driving, hard braking, time of day, and distance driven all impact your overall driving score. Some of these behaviors impact your score more than others, based on the risk associated with those behaviors.
It calculates when you're driving and for how long. DriveEasy divides your day into three-hour blocks, each with a different relative risk value. For example, driving at 3 am on a Saturday is riskier than 12 pm on a weekday. Dangerous Times calculate the frequency and duration of your trips during those established time blocks.
Our technical definition of a hard brake is when you decelerate at least 7 mph per second. We want to be transparent when we measure your braking behavior, which is part of your driving score.
At this point in our program, we do not have a way to separate work and pleasure mileage. You are welcome to use our program, no matter your occupation, but you would still be required to stay logged into the app at all times and your driving behaviors while working would be included in your score.
We really appreciate the participation and feedback from all of our GEICO Drive users! However, only those users that sign up for the DriveEasy Participation Discount in participating states after September 2019 will be eligible.
GEICO Drive was the name of our pilot program, which began in June 2019 for a group of users to test the GEICO Drive app and its functionality before launching to our larger group of policyholders. Thanks to the feedback and support of our GEICO Drive participants, the program has evolved and taken on a new name, DriveEasy.
It could be due to a number of reasons such as:
As a reminder, by participating in the DriveEasy Program you and your drivers agree to actively participate. If all drivers on the policy do not actively participate, GEICO has the right to remove the policy from the DriveEasy Program which will remove the participation discount.
Your encrypted data is stored in one of our secure data centers. Your data is kept in the US.
Information Collected that Impacts Your Score: When you drive, how long you drive for, and your driving behavior (distracted driving, hard braking, time of day, and distance driven). DriveEasy will collect information about how you use your smartphone when behind the wheel.
Information Collected that Does Not Impact Your Score: Your GPS location is collected and helps provide you accurate trip details.
All information will be stored in our secure data centers.
At this time, we are not using DriveEasy data for claims handling. However, in the future we may utilize DriveEasy data to help accelerate the claims process for our customers.
If you opt to participate in DriveEasy, your feedback and interaction with the app will be used to make future improvements and allow us to provide you with safe driving tips. Regardless of your driving score, you will receive the full participation discount for at least your first term. In the future, it's possible that GEICO may consider your driving score in a future term's rate, which may reduce your discount. However, you will be notified if and when this occurs.
Not necessarily. We encourage using Wi-Fi to increase accuracy and save cellular data, but do not require it.
DriveEasy will be more accurate if you have Wi-Fi on. The app will also try to upload data over Wi-Fi to avoid using cellular networks.
It varies, but a typical driver uses between 60-70 MB of data per month. The app also tries to conserve data and battery life by sleeping when you’re not driving, waiting until the first ¼ mile to start tracking, and uploading information over Wi-Fi. The app will upload data over the cellular networks if Wi-Fi is not available.
Nope. You can do everything that you would normally do, even with DriveEasy running.
A smartphone. All drivers using DriveEasy will need to have a smartphone. DriveEasy is not compatible with either tablets or smartwatches. Available for iPhone on iOS 10 or higher. Available for Android on Marshmallow 6.0 or higher.
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